Texas Tech Receives Eighth Military Recognition This Year

The university's Military and Veterans Programs is nationally recognized for strong efforts with service members.

Texas Tech University recently received its eighth national military recognition this year, being ranked one of the 2015 Best for Vets from Military Times. The university is ranked as one of the top 140 higher education institutions in the nation for veterans, coming in at No. 19, and is one of only three universities in Texas to be ranked in the top 20.

Angelo State University, which is a part of the Texas Tech University System, also is included in the list at No. 31.

“This has been a big year for the university's Military and Veterans Programs,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Texas Tech is honored to receive yet another military recognition, and I commend our faculty and staff on providing a strong support system for our veterans and veteran families.”

The ranking is based off schools' survey responses and data compiled by the U.S. Education Department, including academic success measures. Each institution was evaluated in five categories: university culture, academic quality, student support, academic policies and financial aid. Other factors in the ranking include:

  • 2013 enrollment data
  • Staff support
  • Academic support
  • Extracurricular programs
  • Graduation rate

Texas Tech's Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) is a one-stop shop that provides direct assistance for military personnel, veterans and dependents of veterans to create a seamless transition from military to civilian life, including the application process, financial aid, advising and registering for classes and offers campus and community resources.

MVP currently serves more than 1,800 military students and provides instant access to advising and support with more than 350 veteran faculty and staff around campus.

“Again, this is a testament to this great university's commitment to the men and women who have fought so valiantly for this great nation,” said Ryan Van Dusen, MVP director. “Awards and accolades are small things that acknowledge our efforts. However, it's the things that occur behind the scenes that truly separate Texas Tech University from the campuses across the nation in regard to service to veterans and their families.”

Military and Veterans Program

The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.



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